With a brand new extended gameplay trailer, Focus Entertainment and Asobo Studio have also confirmed that the A Plague Tale: Requiem release date is on 18th October 2022. The sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence is on the way for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. It’ll also be day one on Xbox Game Pass, and there’s also a cloud-based Switch release.
A Plague Tale Requiem is a pretty direct follow up to the original game, as Amicia embarks once more on a journey to try and save her brother Hugo – the gameplay trailer opening with a serene moment with a swing in the shelter that they found between the games, talking to locals on their way while trying to find a truer safety on a distant island.
The sequel’s narrative is obviously being kept rather under wraps right now, but the stakes that Amicia faces will be high, as she tries to counter the threat of the ancient evil of the Macula. How successfully she can do that is in doubt, given the violence we’ve seen in the various gameplay trailers for the game.
Things have moved on since the first game, where Amicia could only really rely on her wits to sneak past brutish English invaders and other enemies, use distraction techniques like hitting things with a sling and stones, and, of course, all the stuff with rats…
In addition to all her old tricks for survival, Amicia can go more on the offensive in the main gameplay thanks to now having a crossbow at her disposal and knives for hand-to-hand combat and stealthy murders. Is she succumbing to the evil herself?
Hugo also chips in, his ties to the rat swarms allowing him to see and sense the blood of other people. In certain moments of desperation he can actually directly put control of the swarms in your hands, but with a terrible toll.
In addition to the French countryside that will feel familiar from the first game, Requiem heads to new locations and will feature some gorgeous looking coastlines, barren looking rocky areas, boat journeys, and continuing calamities for them to survive. It’s all sure to look pretty fab, the limits of the PS4 and Xbox One lifted by the new generation exclusivity, and with Asobo continuing to build on Unreal Engine.
With the A Plague Tale: Requiem release now just a handful of months away, we can look back on our review of A Plague Tale: Innocence. Loving every minute of the game, Tuffcub wrote:
A Plague Tale: Innocence proves that feisty young women are the new heroes of single player narrative adventures, and Amicia can proudly stand alongside Aloy and Senua. Asobo Studios have knocked it out of the park with a compelling story, superb graphics, and excellent music. Loved it.
You can read the full A Plague Tale: Innocence review here.